Preserving Our Heritage: Tools to Cultivate Agricultural Preservation in New York State
Sean F. Nolon
Vermont Law School
Pace University - School of Law
Pace Law Review, Vol. 17, p. 592, 1997
Agriculture plays a significant role in both the economy and fabric of our communities. Land use policies have the ability to enhance or degrade the vitality of this critically important industry. This article examines how New York State regulates agricultural uses through a mix of local, county and state authority. In addition, the authors look at alternative models from other states (Pennsylvania, Maryland, California, Massachusetts) to offer suggestions for reform. This article was cited by the Supreme Judicial Court of Massachusetts in Zuckerman v. Town of Hadley, 442 Mass. 511, 813 N.E.2d 843 (2004).
Number of Pages in PDF File: 71
Keywords: Agriculture, zoning, planning, agricultural, land use, farmland protection, accessory uses, purchase of development rights, PDR, conservation easements, intermunicipal agreements, agricultural districts, coastal zone management act, CZMA, TDR, transfer of development rights, tax, land trustAccepted Paper Series
Date posted: October 7, 2008
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